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Eet Mor ChiK€n: A Volunteer's Story

JW writes about a beautiful day at Memory Matters and the birthday celebration for Olympia Bafundo, mother of one of our volunteers.  John played some great guitar and I was privileged to hear and see him perform one of my favorite Beatles…
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November - Alzheimer's Awareness Month: A Video for Caregivers

Alzheimer's is a family disease. National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and honor the 16 million family members and friends who provide an estimated 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care to those living with Alzheimer's disease…
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Dress Rehearsal: Music with a Mission

Hi, This is Volunteer Mike reaching out to my Memory Matters friends. Our beautiful and talented 14-year-old volunteer - Amélie Ratliff - is performing on November 4th with the Savannah Youth Orchestra at the First Presbyterian Church…
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Magic Panda

Halloween at Memory Matters is a blast! The Staff and Volunteers dress up and dress up our participants too. I sometimes think Cathee lives for this day, but I would be wrong, she is still counting down the days to Christmas! On days like…
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Turkey Crossing

Turkey Crossing After a wild, fun-filled, full-moon performance at Memory Matters' Compass Day Program, I was saying my goodbyes, shaking hands and kissing cheeks, when Pat, one of our participants, suddenly spoke to me. Normally she…
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Fall Festival

We really love having  JW Ratliff volunteer at Memory Matters. He is after all,  Amélie’s Dad! Here's a fond memory of his about her that we would like to share with you, too. Fall Festival  It was Amélie’s first time at Summit…
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RIP Norm Reeves

In every lifetime you meet a human being who transcends everyday life but in a humble, caring and compassionate way. Norm Reeves was such a man. He made Memory Matters his home on Friday’s, volunteering with our regular, fabulous band…
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A Billion Reasons

Barbara and I had been away on vacation visiting our European relatives and having fun. To catch up with the family you love is always good, and to enjoy discovering new places at the same time is a distinct bonus. Then going home was good…
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The Dream Catcher

When John sent me his Dream Catcher story I was immediatly reminded of all the good that is in the world. I was drawn to the great Luke Bryan song I'm trying to learn and play just now called "Most People are Good." I believe kids oughta stay…